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- The Tools in the Bottom of my Tool ChestThe tools at the bottom of my chest are the heavy and expensive stuff – the planes and saws that get constantly used. At the back of the chest are my moulding planes. And the front wall of my chest has a tool rack that contains the stuff I need to grab without even looking at it. Let’s start with that rack. The Tool Rack From left to right: My […] The post T […]
- A Dovetailing Kit for BeginnersLast week I discussed the Zona Razor Saw and how it’s the ideal saw for beginning dovetailers. It’s just $12 to $15 and cuts extremely well. This saw got me thinking about what other inexpensive tools could fill out the kit for the beginner (or someone who is short on money). So here’s my best shot at this list. I’ve also included (at times) what I think is […]
- The Tools in the Third Till of my Tool ChestThe bottomost till in my chest carries the heavy stuff that isn’t on the floor of the chest, and stuff that doesn’t fit in the top two tills and has migrated downward. Three of my essential planes are here, as are some of my most important measuring equipment. When you keep most of your tools in one chest, little is non-essential material. Let’s begin on the […]
- The Best Dovetail Saw for BeginnersI get asked all the time about which dovetail saw is best for a beginner. It’s a difficult question because saws now come in a crazy variety of prices and configurations, from Japanese dozukis to premium handmade Western saws to well-manufactured mid-range saws. So I usually duck the question and suggest the person try out the saws in our shop and decide for […]
- The Tools in the Bottom of my Tool Chest
LostArtPress on InstagramNew batch of sticker designs coming soon. This one is by @ogrepraxy (used with permission). I despise images of myself, but Jason’s image is so clever that even I like it.I have about 25 of these woodcut impressions we made for the cover of “Cut & Dried: A Woodworker’s Guide to Timber Technology.” Rather than recycling them I’m going to turn them into greeting cards for my wife.I am thrilled to announce that we will bring the classic “Welsh Stick Chairs” by John Brown back into print in North America. It will be out in June. Details on our blog.
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Category Archives: Hands Employed Aright
A couple weeks ago, Mike Updegraff and I had a Mortise & Tenon booth at the Fine Woodworking Live event. During that weekend, attendees asked how long my Jonathan Fisher book project had been under way. Someone said they hadn’t … Continue reading
Editor’s note: One of the ridiculous and wonderful things we did for Joshua Klein’s book “Hands Employed Aright: The Furniture Production of Jonathan Fisher (1768-1847)” is to commission a painting of Fisher in his workshop. Klein came up with the … Continue reading